Background checks and fishing expeditions

Aug 3, 2012
Tess is joined by Paddy Hirsch and David Lazarus to answer listeners questions.

Emergency fund 101

Jun 22, 2012
Emergency fund advocate Jill Schlesinger joins host Tess Vigeland and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch to discuss the foundation of financial security.
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Letters: Refinancing an underwater condo

Jun 15, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland is joined by Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch and the L.A. Times' David Lazarus to discuss reader concerns and talk to listeners.
While people may have sweet moments with their dad, apparently there's not enough of them, because people spend $5 billion less on their dad on Father's Day than they do for mom on Mother's Day.
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Letters: Creating a paper trail

May 11, 2012
Our weekly dive into the mail bag, and L.A. Times personal finance columnist David Lazarus helps a caller with a question about record-keeping.
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How to start investing for retirement in your 50s

Apr 27, 2012
In our weekly letters segment, CBS MoneyWatch Editor-at-Large Jill Schlesinger discusses retirement investing strategies for late-starters.
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Half a million bucks in student debt?

Apr 6, 2012
Paddy Hirsch, Liz Weston, and Tess discuss the wisdom of taking out huge amounts of student debt.
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WHITEBOARD: Exposure -- not necessarily a bad thing

Oct 21, 2011
Most people have dark thoughts when they hear the word exposure, but exposure can be beneficial -- if it's done in moderation, as I explain in this...

WHITEBOARD: What do companies do with all that cash?

Sep 30, 2011
Companies are hoarding cash -- to cushion themselves if the economy worsens. But where do they keep all that money? Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains

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